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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Oops I did it again - ANOTHER Rite Aid trip for cheap Tide and Aveeno, plus free vitamins!

There's another new Nature Made deal using a Rite Aid Facebook coupon that came out today. A reminder I throw up here every once in awhile: Rite Aid's official coupon policy is to only allow one coupon on BOGO free items. However, no Rite Aid I have ever been to has enforced this stupid ass policy. As long as you're not violating the terms of the coupon itself, they don't care. But that doesn't mean that there isn't a Rite Aid somewhere out there that does enforce this policy. I'm sure there are. If this happens, just refuse to purchase the items and walk away. That'll show em! Probably not. Just go to another Rite Aid. Unless you're in BumFuck, Iowa, this shouldn't be a problem.

ANYWHO, I also did the P&G deal again. The Tide Boost Stain Release Packs are included in the deal, AND there's a high-value $3/1 coupon for them in this week's P&G Insert! W00T! I also did the Aveeno deal again since the limit is 2 for both the weekly and the monthly rewards. It might actually be higher since neither deal is showing up on my receipt as having reached its limit yet. But I doubt I'd do it again. They're not free, after all, just cheap. I have plenty of face wash, believe me!

Here's what I did today:

Bought 2 Nature Made Full Strength Minis Super B Energy Complex, 60 ct $9.99 each, regular price
Used 2 $2.00/1 Nature Made Full Strength Mini’s Product from SS 1/6
And used 2 $3.00/1 Rite Aid coupons (Facebook.com)
Final Price: 2 Free

Bought 4 Tide Boost Stain Release 18 ct, $5.94 each, regularly $7.99 each
Bought 1 Tide Laundry Detergent Liquid, 50 oz 24-32 loads $5.94, regularly $9.99
Bought 1 Dawn Hand Renewal Detergent $0.99, regularly $1.99
Spend $30.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward, Limit 4
Used 4 $3.00/1 Tide Boost Stain Release from PG 1/27
And used 1 $1.50/1 Tide Detergent from PG 12/30 (Exp 1/31)
And used 1 $0.20/1 Dawn Detergent from PG 12/30 (Exp 1/31)
Paid $16.99, Received $10.00 +Up Reward
Final Price: $6.99 for all 6 products

Bought 2 Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads 28 ct $6.39 each, regularly $7.99 each
Bought 2 Aveeno Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser 6 oz $6.39 each, regularly $7.99 each
With 20% Gold Discount
Spend $20.00, Receive $8.00 +Up Reward, Limit 2
Spend $25.00, Receive $10.00 +Up Reward through 3/2, Limit 2 (monthly reward)
Used 2 $3.00/2 Aveeno Products from SS 1/6
Paid $19.56, Received 1 $8.00 weekly +Up Reward and 1 $10.00 monthly +Up Reward
Final Price: $1.56 ($0.39 each) for 4 ($1.99 each without a discount)

$  95.88  Shelf price
-   29.70  Coupons
-   29.64  Discounts
=$36.54  Out of pocket cost
-   28.00  +Up Rewards received
=$  8.54  91.1% savings off shelf price

What I actually paid: $36.54 - $35.00 in previous +Up Rewards - $1.00 Glade Catalina from Sunday + $3.37 sales tax = $3.91 paid out of pocket. Walked away with $28.00 in new +Up Rewards.

Net Cost: $11.91

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